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Building lost to fire Friday morning in Staples

The Staples Fire Department fought a structure fire early Friday morning that destroyed a building.

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office, along with the Staples Police Department, responded to a structure fire at 3:06 a.m., Friday, April 12, in the 1400 block of 8th St NE. When law enforcement arrived on scene, the west end of the building was fully engulfed, according to a sheriff's office news release. The building was nearly fully engulfed in flames by the time the Staples Fire Department arrived. The fire was quickly brought under control by the fire department after their arrival. Some contents in the east end of the storage building were saved while the rest of the building and contents were a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Staples Police Department, and MN State Fire Marshall's Office.